The longest standing member to the Mashatu Family is field guide, Fish. Fish has worked at Mashatu for 34 years, starting his career in the bush in the anti-poaching patrol unit.  His love for the bush and the conserving wildlife of Botswana is what drove Fish to dedicate his career and life to the cause. […]

Predators of Mashatu

Predator game viewing at Masahtu has been on top form over the past week. On the cheetah front we have had regular sightings of the female cheetah and her cub. Despite losing the majority of her litter the female cheetah has successfully reared a female cub to almost one year of age.       […]

Game Report – September 2013

Young female leopard looks back at the elephants The atmosphere has been clouded with dust for the last month and we waited in anticipation for the start of the rainy season. At last a thick blanket of clouds rolled in and with it came a cool chill. In less than 12 hours we experienced a […]

Summer in full bloom – February 2013

Mashatu is simply bursting at the seams with life. The heavy rains of January have brought about a full flush of growth which will dazzle the senses. Game drives take guests through a sea of fragrant flowers – kilometers of vivid colours against the far reaching expanse of greenery. Looking upwards we see a dazzling […]

The Northern Tuli Cheetah Project

Overview The Northern Tuli Cheetah Project was initiated at the begininning of this year (2012). The purpose of the research is to gather information on the population status of the cheetahs of the Northern Tuli Game Reserve, and to identify threats, particularly anthropogenic conflict outside of the reserve, to ascertain whether or not cheetahs contribute […]

Cheetah update – 3 September 2012

The first cheetah in The Northern Tuli Game Reserve has been collared! The cheetah is a mother with five sub-adult cubs that are about one year old. The family was spotted resting in the shade of a shepherd tree in an open plain; we couldn’t have asked for a better situation. When the mother was […]

CyberDiary – 24 February 2012

What a week it’s been! The Wild dogs, tracked down on a predator drive, made a flash appearance in the western area of Mashatu. It’s a rocky and wild region, seldom visited by the rangers on regular game drives. On this day however, an extra effort was made by all to catch a glimpse of […]

CyberDiary – 20 January 2012

The last couple of days at Mashatu have been rainy,  but very pleasant to say the least. The gentle drizzle that has been falling on the landscape has transformed it from dry and dusty to lush and aroma-filled. Most of the antelope have given birth by now, so there are plenty of impala, wildebeest and […]

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